Union protests block access to the Louvre Museum in Paris

File – Main entrance to the Louvre Museum in Paris – Europa Press/Contacto/Paulo Amorim

The protests called by the unions to protest in France against the pension reform have moved this Monday to the vicinity of the Louvre Museum in Paris, which has been forced to close its doors due to the blockade of its main access.

The museum itself has reported on social networks that it does not admit visitors due to the mobilizations. »We thank you for your understanding,» added the institution, which does not clarify when it plans to reopen its doors.

The action had been previously announced by the General Confederation of Labor (CGT), which had confirmed the participation of staff of the museum itself has also joined the strike. They demand »the withdrawal of the pension reform», promoted by the government of Emmanuel Macron.

This reform, which proposes among other measures to raise the retirement age from 62 to 64 years, has led to a wave of protests that began in January and has intensified in recent weeks, after the Executive approved by emergency the processing of the measure in Parliament.


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